TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION UNITES IN BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO SAVE JOBS, STOP POTENTIAL BLACKOUTS
WASHINGTON, DC: Almost the entire Texas Congressional delegation (31 of 32 members) sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Wednesday praising the agencyâ€™s efforts to revise the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), but saying they hope the changes represent â€œan ongoing effortâ€ to correct errors in the rule.
Members argued that flawed modeling, instead of reliance on actual monitored data, subjected Texas to â€œunfairly high and unnecessary hardship,â€ which could lead to job losses and possible blackouts.
The bipartisan effort underscores the importance of this rule to Texas and the letter warns of â€œgrave economic, energy reliability and lifestyle impactsâ€ if CSAPR isnâ€™t properly changed.
However, Members did say they â€œappreciate EPAâ€™s willingness to work with parties throughout Texas and other states to address CSAPR errorsâ€ and they â€œlook forward to working with EPA to make further necessary changesâ€ to the rule.
Media Contact: Melissa Kelly